What is a Neighbourhood Plan

A Neighbourhood Plan is a document produced by a Parish Council to set out the future of a community for 15-20 years.

  • It has legal weight in planning decisions
  • It has to be supported by the community
  • It is only concerned with land use matters

WHAT CAN IT DO?

  • It can direct growth, sometimes by allocating development for housing or directing growth to appropriate locations
  • It can protect local assets such as important green spaces and local facilities
  • It can ensure that new development is sensitively designed
  • It can be used to set out a ‘wish list’ for improvements or new facilities e.g. play facilities

WHAT CAN’T IT DO?

  • It can’t prevent new development
  • It can’t be in direct conflict with Aylesbury Vale’s Local Plan
  • It can’t be in conflict with Government Planning Policy and Guidance
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE?

Usually the whole process, including an independent examination and a referendum, takes between 2 and 4 years.

Vision, Objectives and aims

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